Impact of the COVID-19 in Tourism Industry in Nepal and Policy Recommendation

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  • Bishnu Prasad Khanal Department of Tourism Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jota.v3i1.31357

Keywords:

COVID-19, impact on tourism, tourism in Nepal, policy implications, travel & tourism

Abstract

For the first time in history, almost all the domestic and
international tourism destinations have restrictions for travel
worldwide because of corona virus pandemic. Corona virus
disease calls the COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing problem
in more than 210 countries in the world. The purpose of this
study is to find the tourism impact of COVID-19 in Nepal and
purpose recommendations for the preparation of evidence based
policy and strategies for further development of the
tourism industry in Nepal. Secondary data used in this study
were obtained from the ministry of tourism in Nepal and other
various web sources and primary data were collected from the
online survey and collected 52 samples. They are involved in the
hospitality, education & consulting, travel & tours, adventure
& expedition, trekking agencies, and government officials from
national tourism originations. The study highlights that the
tourism contribution in Nepal’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
as a significant sector that has a linkage with other sectors. Also,
the Nepalese tourism industry is dependent on international
factors and the Nepal tourism industry highly relies on foreign
tourists and cancellation of the mountain climbing permits
for the year 2020, affects the income of foreign currency as building the capacity of stakeholders and public-private partnership initiatives to promote and work together to develop and manage in future tourism fields. well as the local economy, the loss of thousands of jobs in the
tourism sector and others sectors. Overall analyses suggest that building the capacity of stakeholders and public-private partnership initiatives to promote and work together to develop and manage in future tourism fields.

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Author Biography

Bishnu Prasad Khanal, Department of Tourism Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Research Assistant Professor

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Published

2020-09-21

How to Cite

Khanal, B. P. (2020). Impact of the COVID-19 in Tourism Industry in Nepal and Policy Recommendation. Journal of Tourism &Amp; Adventure, 3(1), 76–91. https://doi.org/10.3126/jota.v3i1.31357

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